Why city dwellers are Democrats


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  1. Dan8267


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    1   1:04pm Sat 17 Nov 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (3)   Dislike (4)  

    tovarichpeter says

    Why city dwellers are Democrats

    In cities, there are enough potential mates that you don't have to reproduce with your siblings or cousins. That's why rural areas are so Republican.

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    2   1:26pm Sat 17 Nov 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike  

    tovarichpeter says

    Why city dwellers are Democrats

    Big spenders! yes. Must spend your earnings to wear the most hip and trendiest fashion of the day in the big city.
    Big tabs spending on Friday/Saturday nites.. on booze if not weed...but dead broke by Sunday nite. And not a dime in savings when you hit the skids...

    Yep... City Slickers !
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    thomaswong.1986 says

    Big tabs spending on Friday/Saturday nites.. on booze if not weed...but dead broke by Sunday nite.

    lol--you've obviously never lived in rural America. They do their share of drinking and drugs...

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    City dwellers are more likely to be sheep. Of course, not all democrats are sheep. Some are shepherds. And some just happen to sympathize with sheep.

    Alas, republicans nowadays are acting more like cult members.

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    Peter P says

    City dwellers are more likely to be sheep. Of course, not all democrats are sheep. Some are shepherds. And some just happen to sympathize with sheep.

    Alas, republicans nowadays are acting more like cult members.

    This has some degree of merit.

    Many of the occupants of the building are utterly clueless individuals in multiple ways. But combine two homosexual secretaries and you have a household income of two uneducated people who socially sympathize with the democrats and a "ho ho ho ho" attitude about life.

    Until one or the other loses their job. Then its the fault of the rich. Which still leaves them voting for democrats.

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    Melmakian says

    Because as a general rule the rural areas breed self-reliance while the cities breed dependency.

    Once again, spoken like someone who has never lived in rural America. Ask someone who works in the local WalMart or grocery store what the percentage of people paying with WIC is. I think you'll be surprised.

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    Melmakian says

    breed self-reliance

    Nearly the entire state of Idaho depends on federal $ from DC, which is paid primarily by people who live in coastal areas. Yet, instead of being grateful, the Idaho white supremacists and religious fundamentalists strut their arrogance, pretend to moral superiority, and vote Larry Craig and Romnesia. Really disgusting.

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    curious2 says

    Nearly the entire state of Idaho depends on federal $ from DC, which is paid primarily by people who live in coastal areas. Yet, instead of being grateful, the Idaho white supremacists and religious fundamentalists strut their arrogance, pretend to moral superiority, and vote Larry Craig and Romnesia. Really disgusting.

    are you sure they arent Californians who moved to Idaho.. now living off their savings/pension/social security.. as some here once said.. have you planned out your exit strategy. Idaho.. isnt that where all the natural gas and new oil deposits are .. far more then the saudi arabia.... sounds like moving there any buying up the land was a smart move.

    Mapping Migration: Who Moves To Idaho
    May 16, 2012 | 2:33 PM
    By Emilie Ritter Saunders

    http://stateimpact.npr.org/idaho/maps/mapping-migration-who-moves-to-idaho/

    Chances are you’re more likely to meet a Floridian than a North Dakotan in Idaho. From 2009 to 2010, Idaho’s seen more than 1,000 people come from the Sunshine State.

    In the last decade, Idaho’s population has grown by more than 20 percent. U.S. Census Bureau data show nearly 275,000 people moved to the Gem State from 2000 to 2010. Idaho’s rate of growth outpaced the national average which saw its population go up by about 10 percent in the last decade.

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    Melmakian says

    Because as a general rule the rural areas breed self-reliance while the cities breed dependency.

    This is just a cultural myth propagated by rural areas. The red states and rural areas are way more dependent on government hand outs or "subsidies" than we city slickers.

    Think about all the agricultural, oil, and mining subsidies. Think about the post office subsidies for people living in the middle of nowhere. UPS and Fed Ex will use the USPS to ship things to rural areas because it's not worth the expense to ship the item themselves. The USPS makes shipping to rural areas cheap by overcharging city customers.

    As an urbanite, I've always been self-reliant. I paid my own way through college by working. I pay my own rent, bought my car with cash, and have never relied on handouts. I'm way more self-reliant than the vast majority of country bumpkins.

    Oh, and the whole "small, white farmer" thing is also a myth. Farms today are mega-corporations that hire illegal immigrants (Mexicans) to do the physical work because they are cheaper. There are no Jonathan and Martha Kent in today's agriculture.

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